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"Welcome to The Joan Kenley Show"


Published September 9, 2006


The Joan Kenley Show has arrived on KQKE 960 AM – “The Quake”, San Francisco’s home of Air America Radio. The program premiered on Saturday September 9th at 9:00 PM, and beginning September 16th will air every Saturday at 5:00 PM.

For the opening show, Peter B. Collins – a mentor and senior member of the production team – interviews Joan with humor, interest, and sensitivity. They have a lively exchange about launching The Joan Kenley Show and branding her format as ‘Conversation Radio’.

You’ll hear why Joan was invited into in the San Francisco market – and how The Joan Kenley Show is new and different for radio listeners.

This introductory show contains excerpts from three of her programs over the last six months:

Alternative Pet Care

Jenny Taylor, DVM has a wealth of background and advanced training in her career as a veterinarian. She founded Creature Comfort Holistic Veterinary Center in Oakland, California — the first complementary veterinary clinic in the Bay Area. Her clinic offers Chinese and Western herbal therapies, acupuncture, homeopathy, and chiropractic — in addition to traditional Western veterinary medicine. She was the featured veterinarian and host of the DVD version of ”Dogs for Dummies”. Contact information is Creature Comforts at 510-530-1373 or www.creaturecomfort.com

Rebecca Thomas, EBW is a certified equine body worker in the Bay Area. Her practice includes backyard pets, trail horses, endurance racers and high-end show horses. Working with vets and individual owners, she handles injury recovery, physical therapy, arthritis, and general maintenance for the equine/canine performers, dogs, cats and birds. Massage is never a replacement for veterinarian care, but an important adjunct for healing and performance. To reach Rebecca, go to www.equinebodywork.net, rebecca@equinebodywork.net or call 510-304-1890.

Heidi Kistler was inspired by her love of animals to start her pet sitting business nine years ago, The Pawsitively Pampered Pet. Within the first two years she was awarded Pet Sitter of the Year by the Pet Sitting International organization. With the success of her business, and with the help of her clients, she has recently planned and presented charity events that raise money for needy mothers and children. For more information go to www.yourpamperedpets.com

The Art of Storytelling

Gay Ducey is a children’s librarian, free-lance storyteller, storytelling educator and organizer. She has appeared on Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood and performs regularly throughout North America. She was commissioned by the Smithsonian’s Museum of American History to present stories in “Union Maid: Stories from America’s Women at Work.” Gay is also co-author of Spilt Milk: Traditional Tales of Mother and Motherhood, scheduled for publication in 2007. mducey@earthlink.net

Sandra Noman is a teacher, writer, grandmother and lively teller of tales. She is currently directing a program serving the needs of homeless middle school children in San Francisco. Born in East Africa to medical missionaries, she has lived in many lands, gathering stories everywhere. She recently was the director of the Dominican University Storytelling Program. sandra@homeaway.org

The Power of Intention

Dr. Brenda Wade is a psychologist, author, television host and producer. Power Choices is the name of her new book and her PBS pledge special. Dr. Wade helps viewers turn stumbling blocks into stepping stones and is best known for her love-centered approach to transformation. Power Choices will be aired on KQED in the Bay Area on June 5th and 15th. Contact PBS for air times in other areas. www.docwade.com; www.powerchoices.net; 888-362-9233.

Marcia Jaffe is a conference entrepreneur and the visionary behind the Quest for Global Healing Conference series in Bali. She has been creating and producing conferences and events for more than 30 years, bringing together up to 400,000 people around cutting edge topics of national and global concern. Early this May, Marcia completed her second event in Bali with Desmond Tutu and more than 650 delegates from over 35 countries. www.questforglobalhealing.com; 800-577-2254.


Reviews

Reviewer: hollylevine - - May 29, 2008
Subject: Common Sense Conversation Exists on Talk Radio
As someone who is non-discerning when it comes to eating organic or not, I'm re-thinking my approach thanks to listening in to Joan's provocative radio show about "What on Earth are We Eating?"

Dr. Kenley and her guests spent a thoughtful hour sharing simple ways I can create healthful and easy choices that benefit both my family's health and my pocketbook .

Curious to hear more, I scrolled through her archive of 30 plus podcasts to check out her first show and discovered a wealth of features on issues that engaged and spoke to me personally.

Not only was I thrilled to be able to learn more about issues that matter to me, but I could tune in at my convenience!

My Grandmother was right. Common sense isn't all that common, but now I know where I can tune in to find it!
Reviewer: amy gross - - May 28, 2008
Subject: A Great Way to Beat the Blues
Looking for a little inspiration while discouraged by the work piling up on my desk, I tuned into Dr. Kenley's archived radio show on "Gratefulness Matters." Admittedly, I was looking for a quick fix download − a "fake it till you make it" kind of pick me up...

I was happily surprised to find a truly thoughtful conversation on the many facets of gratefulness, gratitude and kindness that can be practiced despite life's daily obstacles.

Wanting to see if her other shows delivered the same dose of helpful inspiration, I went back into her archive of 30 plus shows to check it out...

And I wasn't disappointed! Each one contained the same positive energy, not to mention a handy list of resources that made it easy to follow-up for more information.

I plan to play the good news about this show forward by recommending to anyone looking for a "little pick me up" in their day.
Reviewer: jtbarrie - - May 28, 2008
Subject: A New Favorite Podcast
After passing a delightful hour listening online to Joan's archived show "Music and It's Magic," I cycled back to check out the genesis of her signature style on "Welcome to the Joan Kenley Show."

I'll say again what a treat it was to discover that one of the familiar voices from “The Simpsons” also happens to be the voice behind one of my new favorite radio shows!

Authentic, engaging and cued in on the kind of inspirational and topical issues that make for great conversation, this is one show I plan to share with my friends to spark a few conversations of our own!

I'm glad to see talk radio can rise above the din of editorializing to create positive conversations on issues that matter.
Reviewer: marina cavello - - May 22, 2008
Subject: The Return of Thoughtful Conversation...
I recently discovered “The Joan Kenley Show” online at iTunes and was thrilled to discover a wealth of personally and professionally engaging topics in her archive of over thirty shows featuring conversations that feed the mind and soul.

In a talk radio landscape filled with pundits, opinions and voices talking over one another, it was a pleasure to spend an hour listening to Joan and her guests involved in thoughtful conversation on topics that matter to me.

From “Authoring Your Life” to “Can Do Politics” and "Alternative Pet Care," Joan’s warmth and wit makes for compelling listening.

I didn’t realize her show originally premiered on the “The Quake” in San Francisco, so I went back to listen to her first show to see what I missed.

True to its original vision, all of her subsequent shows archived online at www.joankenley.com continue to share keen insights and helpful resources on the issues ranging from the personal to the political. I for one, plan to keep tuning in!
Reviewer: Shere - - March 26, 2008
Subject: Recommending this show host
I'm glad I tried this show again, because the first show I tried had audio problems. The Joan Kenley Show has turned out to be one of the most interesting, one of the most eclectic, talk radio shows I have listened to, exposing me to a lot of great ideas, organizations, and knowledge.

This "welcome" show is a good introduction to the host and the show format. My favorite aspect of all the Joan Kenley shows is the surprising amount of useful and actionable information that is conveyed on a multitude of topics, and how much relevance so much of what I've learned has had to my daily life.

So many other shows offer grand ideas that are interesting to ponder, but that have no concrete usefulness. Or a lot of useful information, but on a very narrow subject - like car repair.

This show is different because it touches on so many facets of my inner and outer worlds. Health, pets, politics, the arts. A big plus - I can download the show to my iPod and listen any time I want to - or as many times as I want to - free of charge. I love it. A great addition to talk radio!
Reviewer: zoooop - - September 22, 2007
Subject: no way
is this for real.
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